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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Attack on the Colossal Squid!!!

Forget those giant squids, they're so Twentieth Century. Now we have COLOSSAL Squids. Some Kiwi fishermen just caught one. BBC reports:

New Zealand fishermen have caught what is expected to be a world-record-breaking colossal squid.

Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton said the squid, weighing an estimated 450kg (990lb),took two hours to land in Antarctic waters.

Local news said the Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni was about 10m (33ft) long, and was the first adult colossal squid landed intact.

One expert said calamari rings made from it would be like tractor tyres.

Read about it here.

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